Ray McKinley

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18 June 1910, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 7 May 1995, Largo, Florida, USA. After drumming in the dance band led by fellow Texan, singer Smith Ballew, McKinley joined the Dorsey Brothers orchestra in 1934. When the band became Jimmy Dorsey’s, after his brother Tommy walked out, McKinley remained in the drum chair until 1939. In the autumn of that year he formed a band that he co-led with Will Bradley. A string of successful novelty songs, and the use of orchestral arrangements that... Read more

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jazz
boogie woogie
radio zazou
under 2000 listeners
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